How was your weekend? Were you busy decking the halls? I’ve been slowly adding some Christmas greens around the Potting Shed, working my way around the outside, cleaning up leaves and neglected pots of frost-nipped annuals, replacing with boughs of cedar, pine and cypress. We had some much-need rain over the weekend, so I took a little break from sprucing up outside for a little tabletop fun and plaid tidings inside the Potting Shed.
I picked a roll of chalkboard paper to use as runner on my galvanized counter at Hobby Lobby last week.
Ideal for chalking it up with Glad Tidings plates from Pier 1 and the addition of plaid plates and ribbon for plaid tidings!
Candy canes and sprigs of boxwood join vintage ornaments, beaded glass floral picks and a collection of vintage triple plate silver creamers and sugars.
While I like all things merry and bright at Christmas, I also enjoy the luster of silver that’s faded and worn to a soft pewter finish to add some vintage charm.
I happened to stumble on these little Season’s Greetings buckets filled with mini evergreen trees in the outdoor garden area at Walmart last week.
I placed some tinsel garland around the base of the trees for a little sparkle and to add some Ho, Ho, Ho.
Shiny Brites and vintage ornaments add a little nostalgia with their soft colors, time-worn patina and Christmas messages.
And paisley patterned and a tartan print napkins are paired with red tartan napkin rings from Williams-Sonoma, purchased last year.
Adding some greenery and decking the halls with clippings of cypress, sprigs of boxwood, cedar and magnolia leaves always brings me joy and puts me in the Christmas spirit!
Plaid Tidings Potting Shed Table Details:
Tartan Dinner Plates / Ciroa, HomeGoods
Plaid Salad Plates / Pottery Barn Galvanized
Glad Tidings Chalkboard Plates / Pier 1
Chargers / Michaels, last year
Flatware / Hampton Forge Sophia, Horchow
Goblets / HomeGoods, several years ago
Napkins / HomeGoods & Pottery Barn
Red Tartan Napkin Rings / Williams-Sonoma, last year
Season’s Greetings Evergreens / Walmart
Chalkboard Vinyl, Imagination Station / Hobby Lobby
Plaid Ribbon / T. J. Maxx
What brings you joy during the Christmas season?